Copper stocks are copper companies engaged in various stages of copper mining, including exploration, development and production. Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) is the world’s largest publicly traded copper stock, with other examples of larger copper producers including BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) and Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO). Mid-tier copper producers include Hudbay Minerals (TSX:HBM) and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM).
On the exploration and development side of things, examples include Excelsior Mining (TSXV:MIN), Western Copper and Gold (TSX:WRN, NYSEMKT:WRN), Reservoir Minerals (TSXV:RMC) and Copper Fox Metals (TSXV:CUU).
Producing copper stocks often offer more stability for investors, while exploration focused copper stocks can offer more risk, but also more potential upside. In any case, it is always important for investors to look for solid deposits held by strong management teams in safe jurisdictions.
Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU) maintained its “Buy” rating from Dundee Capital Markets, according to the Globe and Mail’s Friday, Feb. 27, edition.
Industrial minerals like copper and nickel are essential to global economic expansion. But everywhere you look, grades are getting lower, and costs are getting much, much higher. Is there a way out? Rick Mills says mining companies need to look to Greenland. In this interview with The Metals Report, the
These newly launched stock indices will give our readers more tools to use in understanding the market’s developments. The Copper Stock Index will feature a compilation of news-making small cap copper companies, and will allow users to track how specific companies are performing in comparison to the Index.
Overnight, copper futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose modestly in what was a very quiet trading session, taking cues from the London Metal Exchange and the firming of the euro against the dollar.